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Four Leopards Finish in Top 25 at PL Championships

April 30, 2017

2017 Patriot League Championship:
Final Results

Four members of the Lafayette golf team finished in the top 25 at the 2017 Patriot League Championships hosted by Bucknell at the par-70, 6,624-yard Bucknell Golf Club.  

Loyola captured the team title in convincing fashion, winning by five strokes over Army.  The Greyhounds finished the three-round, two-day tournament at 5-under 835 while Army finished at even-par 840.

Sunday's final round proved to be the toughest scoring round for the Leopards.  After firing a 4-over 284 team score in the first round, Lafayette recorded a 288 in the second round and then carded a 294 in today's final round.

Lafayette junior James Frahm (70-74-73) and freshman Will Halamandaris (71-68-78) tied for 21st overall at 7-over 217 while senior Chad Bell (72-73-73) and freshman Reid Bedell (71-74-73) tied for 23rd at 8-over 218.

Army's Peter Kim won the individual title by four strokes over Bucknell's JP Raftery.  Kim finished at 10-under 200, including a 63 in the second round which broke the Patriot League Championship record and tied the Bucknell Golf Club course record.

Additional golfers for Lafayette included sophomore James Croney (37th; 76-73-75--224) and freshman Jake Basilico (45th; 76-78-82--236).